Ok guys. I need your opinion in this. I have worked for telemarketing jobs before. You know those kind where a telemarketer calls you with his/her high chirpy voice and sells you a product?
What do you think of them?
I agree some maybe really pursuasive and wouldn't hang up the phone unless you slam down personally but not everyone is like that. And I do agree that some telemarketers are selling products which are totally fake or telling you again and again that you have just won like $10000 ringgit. And ask you to come over to the office and collect the prize but in actual fact its a scam to get you to buy something?
Yes.. I know they can be rather annoying esp if you are having something on or you're busy but what if that product is really interesting and beneficial to you?
And what if he or she is not calling to sell a product, he/she calls you because you're some CEO or General Manager of the company and would like to invite you to attend a seminar which was organized by maybe Microsoft, or say IBM. And you can actually learn something from it. And you get free breakfast, lunch and tea. And maybe some goodie bag too. Would you be interested to attend? How do you feel when these people call you when you're working?
What about if somebody calls you and ask you to attend a forum or some discussion thing to discuss on your area of expertise and PAY you money to attend. Would you be interested to attend? Or would you say no RIGHT after the telemarketer finish reading his/her script immediately?
What would you do? These people need opinions on some products or some service and they need your help to tell them what you think. And they value you because they know you're in the field and have experience in that product or service. And they even pay you for it. Would you be interested?
Some people are just plain rude I tell you. From my experience in during these jobs, I had some really nasty people that immediately give you a big NO without giving you a chance to speak!!! What if you were in my shoes? I have a whole list to call and I have target to fill. And day in day out I get multiple rejections for whatever reasons.
So if you receive some telemarketers' call, and you're really not interested, just say a kind no. And try to feel bad about it. You are rejecting people right? So say it kindly la.
If not pain pain you know. Let people reject again and again.
That's why I don't like telemarketers job. Other than facing the phone all day long which is so monotonous, you have to deal with people that couldn't care less what you're feeling is.
But its not that terrible. There are some people that are super nice. They joke with you and actually try and be nice to you. These people are really hard to find but they do exist. And even if they do reject you, it doesn't really matter coz they just made your day.
So do be nice to telemarketers okay? They maybe your friend's kids, your niece or nephews, or even me! =)